Hotel Review: Fairmont Olympic Seattle


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While in Seattle this summer, I opted to try out the Fairmont Olympic Seattle, after having stayed at the Hyatt Regency Lake Washington at Seattle’s Southport, as I was looking for something more in downtown Seattle. The Fairmont is a classic hotel located in the hear of downtown on University St. between 4th and 5th Ave. The property has recently been renovated, including all 450 of the hotel guest rooms and suites.

This property is part of the Fine Hotels and Resorts program for those holding the American Express Platinum Card or the The Business Platinum Card® from American Express OPEN.

I was pleased to learn that I had been upgraded upon check-in to a Deluxe Executive Suite, for booking through Fine Hotels and Resorts. It does appear that the hotel has many suites, so upgrades can be expected here.

Benefits of booking with Fine Hotels and Resorts include:

  • Noon check-in, when available
  • Room upgrade upon arrival, when available.
  • Daily breakfast for two people
  • In-room Wi-Fi
  • Guaranteed 4:00pm late check-out
  • Additional special amenity: $100 Food and Beverage Credit to be used during your stay

Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Fairmont Olympic Hotel Reception Area

Fairmont Olympic Hotel Lobby

Deluxe Executive Suite Living Room

Deluxe Executive Suite Bedroom with a king sized bed

Deluxe Executive Suite bathroom

Signature Fairmont Le Labo bath amenities


Hotel gym, complimentary for guest use

Hotel gym

Indoor swimming pool

Indoor whirlpool

Outdoor seating area outside of the pool area

Bottom Line

The Fairmont Olympic Seattle is an iconic property in Seattle, which was built back in 1924. The property still has its classic charm which can be seen throughout especially in the lobby.

The guest room renovation was one that was much needed, though the bathrooms didn’t seem to be part of it, as they appeared that they could use some work.

I was appreciative of the complimentary upgrade to one of the hotel’s Deluxe Executive Suite. For the $100 food and beverage credit, we decided to grab some drinks at the Terrace Lounge located off the lobby.

One cool feature the hotel offers is a complimentary BMW house car, which will drive you and drop you off anywhere in the downtown area, though it is on a first come, first serve basis.

Has anyone stayed at the Fairmont Olympic Seattle before? Feel free to share your thoughts below!

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